PASS IT ON by Wade Hudson

PASS IT ON

Africa-American Poetry for Children
edited by & illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 10
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Chosen for their appeal to the elementary age, 19 short poems, mainly by such standards as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Eloise Greenfield, and Nikki Giovanni. The majority deal with the universal activities and preoccupations of childhood; a few (most poignantly, Cullen's ``Incident,'' describing a small black boy offering a smile to a white boy on a bus and receiving an epithet in return) are specific to the African-American experience. Cooper's luminous full-bleed oil paintings provide a context for each poem and suggest an identity for its narrator. An excellent resource for extending Black History studies into literature. Thumbnail sketches of the 14 poets are included. (Poetry/Picture book. 6-10)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-590-45770-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




MORE BY WADE HUDSON

ChildrenPOWERFUL WORDS by Wade Hudson
by Wade Hudson

MORE BY FLOYD COOPER

ChildrenSISTERS AND CHAMPIONS by Howard Bryant
by Howard Bryant
ChildrenWHERE'S RODNEY? by Carmen Bogan
by Carmen Bogan
ChildrenA DANCE LIKE STARLIGHT by Kristy Dempsey
by Kristy Dempsey

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenONE LAST WORD by Nikki Grimes
by Nikki Grimes